I got this a couple months after my boyfriend died, last year. He was completely my anchor in life, hence the blatent symbolism. Plus, our corny couple-y song was "The Mast" by Feist.
The line work is just a personal preference. Some of the lines are a bit bumpy though; His sister came with me and told me hilarious Nick stories as the artist worked away.
This was about a week after it was done, so it's still a little crusty. I've never gotten around to taking another picture of it though. It's about the size of a pack of gum, on my ribs, beside my left boob!